Arunachal Pradesh Statehood Day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people of Arunachal Pradesh on the state's 37th statehood day on February 20.
An overview of the news
Every year 20 February is celebrated as the foundation day of Arunachal Pradesh.
Through the 55th Amendment of the Indian Constitution in 1986, Arunachal Pradesh became the 24th state of the India on February 20, 1987.
During British colonial rule, until 1972, the state was known as the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA).
It became a Union Territory on January 20, 1972 and was named Arunachal Pradesh.
It was given full statehood by the Arunachal Pradesh State Act, 1986.
It was formed in the year 1987 by separating from Assam.
Arunachal Pradesh is bounded by Bhutan in the west and the Tibetan region of China in the north.
It is bounded by Nagaland and Myanmar in the South-Eastern region and Assam in the South-Western region.
Capital - Itanagar
Literacy rate of the state (as per Census 2011) 65.38% with male literacy rate 72.55% and females 57.70%.
Sex Ratio - 938 female per 1000 male (National- 943)
State Animal - Mithun (also known as Gayal)
State Bird - Hornbill
Talle Wildlife Sanctuary (Protected area)
Dihang Dibang Biosphere Reserve
Namdapha Tiger Reserve
Sessa Orchid Sanctuary
Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary
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